Coal Exports by Country

Coal Exports by Country

Leading fossil fuel export

Global sales from coal exports by country amounted to US$74.4 billion in 2016. Overall, the value of coal exports were down by an average -43.5% for all exporting countries since 2012 when coal shipments were valued at $131.6 billion.

From a continental perspective, coal exports from Oceania (mostly Australia with a tiny amount from New Zealand) amounted to $28.3 billion or 38% of the global total. Asian exporters generated 22.4%, followed by European suppliers at 17.2% and North American providers at 10.5%.

Latin America (excluding Mexico) and Caribbean nations came in at 6%, followed closely by African coal exporters at 5.3%.

The 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for coal is 2701.

Coal Exports by Country

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of coal during 2016:

  1. Australia: US$28.3 billion (38% of total coal exports)
  2. Indonesia: $12.9 billion (17.3%)
  3. Russia: $8.9 billion (12%)
  4. United States: $4.4 billion (6%)
  5. Colombia: $4.4 billion (5.9%)
  6. South Africa: $3.9 billion (5.2%)
  7. Canada: $3.4 billion (4.5%)
  8. Netherlands: $2.3 billion (3.2%)
  9. North Korea: $1.2 billion (1.6%)
  10. Mongolia: $994.4 million (1.3%)
  11. China: $697.5 million (0.9%)
  12. Poland: $659.1 million (0.9%)
  13. Philippines: $319.6 million (0.4%)
  14. Kazakhstan: $302.0 million (0.4%)
  15. Czech Republic: $289.9 million (0.4%)


 
The listed 15 countries shipped 98% of global coal exports during 2016.

Only the Philippines grew the value of its coal exports from 2012 to 2016, up by 94.6% since 2012.

Among the remaining 14 countries, the value of coal exports retreated by -4.5% for North Korea up to a drastic -70.2% cutback for the United States.

Searchable List of All Coal Exporting Countries

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RankExporter2016 Coal Exports% World Total
1.AustraliaUS$28.3 billion38%
2.Indonesia$12.9 billion17.3%
3.Russia$8.9 billion12%
4.United States$4.4 billion6%
5.Colombia$4.4 billion5.9%
6.South Africa$3.9 billion5.2%
7.Canada$3.4 billion4.5%
8.Netherlands$2.3 billion3.2%
9.North Korea$1.2 billion1.6%
10.Mongolia$994.4 million1.3%
11.China$697.5 million0.9%
12.Poland$659.1 million0.9%
13.Philippines$319.6 million0.4%
14.Kazakhstan$302 million0.4%
15.Czech Republic$289.9 million0.4%
16.Belgium$195.7 million0.3%
17.Ukraine$149.2 million0.2%
18.Vietnam$133.8 million0.2%
19.United Kingdom$81.4 million0.1%
20.Spain$51.8 million0.1%
21.India$45.8 million0.1%
22.Germany$45.2 million0.1%
23.Egypt$31 million0.04%
24.Venezuela$25.7 million0.03%
25.Chile$19.7 million0.03%
26.France$17.8 million0.02%
27.Ireland$17.1 million0.02%
28.Malaysia$15.9 million0.02%
29.Swaziland$15.4 million0.02%
30.Italy$14.6 million0.02%
31.Iran$12.8 million0.02%
32.Peru$10.9 million0.01%
33.Botswana$7.3 million0.01%
34.Croatia$7 million0.01%
35.Mozambique$6.3 million0.01%
36.Thailand$5.4 million0.01%
37.Kyrgyzstan$5.4 million0.01%
38.Tanzania$5.1 million0.01%
39.Turkey$4.4 million0.01%
40.Lithuania$3.5 million0.005%
41.Bulgaria$3.1 million0.004%
42.Belarus$2.2 million0.003%
43.Denmark$2.2 million0.003%
44.Slovakia$2 million0.003%
45.Greece$1.7 million0.002%
46.United Arab Emirates$1.3 million0.002%
47.Japan$1 million0.001%
48.Latvia$968,0000.001%
49.Mexico$784,0000.001%
50.Slovenia$743,0000.001%
51.Taiwan$566,0000.001%
52.Portugal$562,0000.001%
53.Singapore$351,0000.0005%
54.Romania$332,0000.0004%
55.Serbia$287,0000.0004%
56.Saudi Arabia$227,0000.0003%
57.Argentina$212,0000.0003%
58.Macao$200,0000.0003%
59.South Korea$187,0000.0003%
60.Brazil$180,0000.0002%
61.Macedonia$169,0000.0002%
62.Malawi$133,0000.0002%
63.Georgia$127,0000.0002%
64.Cuba$95,0000.0001%
65.Lebanon$53,0000.0001%
66.Namibia$39,0000.0001%
67.Israel$30,0000.00004%
68.Tunisia$27,0000.00004%
69.Jordan$25,0000.00003%
70.Estonia$19,0000.00003%
71.Kuwait$16,0000.00002%
72.New Zealand$14,0000.00002%
73.Rwanda$13,0000.00002%
74.Hungary$13,0000.00002%
75.Bosnia/Herzegovina$12,0000.00002%
76.Switzerland$12,0000.00002%
77.Nigeria$11,0000.00001%
78.Sweden$10,0000.00001%
79.Samoa$10,0000.00001%
80.Finland$8,0000.00001%
81.Austria$6,0000.00001%
82.Mauritius$5,0000.00001%
83.Luxembourg$4,0000.00001%
84.Côte d'Ivoire$4,0000.00001%
85.US Minor Outlying Is.$3,0000.000004%
86.Montenegro$3,0000.000004%
87.Panama$2,0000.000003%
88.Trinidad/Tobago$2,0000.000003%
89.St Vincent/Grenadines$1,0000.000001%
90.Ghana$1,0000.000001%

See also Crude Oil Exports by Country and Petroleum Gas Exports by Country

Research Sources:
Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on May 16, 2017